Cummins has announced that it will launch a suite of software features to integrate its powertrain technologies with automated driving systems (ADSs).
Cummins says integrating hardware and software into powertrains already results in maximum performance and fuel economy, and will now expand its integration expertise into the automated space as well.
Cummins is actively testing over 100 vehicles with ADS technology companies to ensure seamless powertrain integration as ADS solutions enter commercial vehicle markets around the world. A spokesperson for HDT said some of the companies Cummins works with include Embark, Kodiak, Plus and TuSimple.
“Through our investment and commitment to autonomous vehicle technology, Cummins is ready to support our customers by deploying autonomous vehicle technology across the entire powertrain range, including advanced diesel, natural gas, hybrid or all-electric and hydrogen fuel cells,” said J. Michael Taylor, general manager of powertrain integration for Cummins, in a press release.
“As the world’s largest independent engine manufacturer, autonomous vehicle companies rely on Cummins’ expertise in integration and powertrain solutions to develop and provide a software solution to accelerate the adoption of autonomous driving software in the heavy-duty truck industry,” he added.